This week was pretty successful in getting stuff to printing for upcoming events that Marta will be attending in order to advertise East Coast Aircraft. First off I was able to create a business card for her husband which was pretty easily since all I had to do was replace her name with his and she tells me that these will hopefully be printed in the next couple weeks. During the week there was a set back due to the fact that I had to go in and resize of the posters that I have been creating because unfortunately I was making them 2×3 inches instead of 2x3ft which obviously is a huge difference. I so far have gotten caught up for the most part with resizing all of the posters for the Jet category. Also marta asked me to stop into the Stetson print shop to get an estimate on how much it would cost to print the posters that I am developing. I also was able to complete another Eblast advertisement, which will make 3 of 10. Last I developed signs for Marta to put up in front of the planes that they either refurbished or painted or both at an event that she will be attending called “Fun and Sun. Next week should be an even better experience at East Coast Aircraft and I can’t wait to see what else I can accomplish for them.
Crunch time is upon us over at North Avenue Studios! Grabbles (the video game that David brought me in to work on) got accepted to PAX east bringing our deadline from “work on these sounds at your leisure” to about twenty days from now! Over the last few days David has been helping me learn Unity, which is the programming software the game developers are using. Within Unity theres a whole special protocol for audio called Master Audio, which I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to wrap my head around. Master Audio gives you some basic control of the sounds you load into the software, but is mostly geared toward defining what in game events trigger each sound. Learning Unity has been pretty time consuming, but will hopefully speed up the creative process as we near our deadline.
Today we spent most of the day setting up for an Off The Avenue Session. Once we had finished david gave me a few pointers on my Beatbox track for the ARP2 album. We spoke a lot about different production styles and how there really isn’t a “correct” way to work.
In other news, for the first time ever at an off the avenue session, I mic-ed and routed everything correctly the first time!
This week everything has been pretty slow due to the lack of website improvements. For the website the only that I was asked to do was to add an icon for Linked in and add a few more photos to carousel on the home page of eastcoastaircraft.com. For now since the website is basically complete I have been focusing on creating advertisements for Marta and her company East Coast Aircraft. After my update with her she only asked me to change a couple things on the advertisements in order for them to be complete. So this next week I will try to finish those in order to get them into the newspapers/magazines. Also she asked me to revisit the business cards one last time to improve them slightly before printing. What she asked me to do was remove the title under her name and to make them all glossy instead of the leather texture that we were thinking about doing. Another thing that I completed were mock-ups for posters that will be made for customers/office display. After I am done with all of the posters she wants me to get them printed and then also using them in order to make a book of their work. Hopefully these up coming weeks pay off and I can finish a lot of advertisements for her and start on the book that she wants me to make.
This week for my internship was great. Unfortunately Jewel has moved on to Grad school, so I lost my main contact for the internship, which I was a little worried about because she is the one that gives me all of the work to do and kept me busy for the week. This turned out not to be a problem because Marta the president was just as attentive to keeping me busy for the entire week. I’ve moved away from the Website now since I’ve almost done everything they’ve asked from me to update. So for this week I was assigned a bunch of photoshop based designed, which is great because it expands my skills from not only web design but to photoshop now as well. This week I started off by finished up the business cards which she still wanted me change slightly even though she was happy with it the week prior. Also I finished the postcard flyers because again she wanted me to change them slightly so that she could fit the stamp and the to: address. I also took it a step further and designed both of these in a web application called Layar, which enables augmented reality, which I hope to show her in this next week. Another task I completed was an advertisement for an upcoming newspaper ad. In addition I also started to work on a design for posters that she hopes to give out to past customers and to hang in her office for display.
I would upload some examples but for some reason it keeps showing an error. I will try later on.
This last week and a half has been a pretty great week at North Avenue Studios! Last monday I ran my first full session, from mic-ing everything, to patching all the racks, setting up the session and recording! The biggest obstacle was overcoming the differences between David’s studio template and my usual mic setup, I think I had to re-mic three or four times at least but no pain no gain right?
After that session I learned an important life lesson: studios are not meant to move. David and Joe Flanagan were going to Georgia and running a bunch of Off the Ave sessions with the majority of a music festival. Needles to say David wanted to take a lot of his own equipment and it also goes without saying that as the intern I got to find it all. Lesson learned, if I build a studio it stays put.
The final part of this entry actually didn’t happen at North Avenue but at the South Eastern Theater Conference. Over weekend a few theater majors and myself went to the South Eastern Theater Conference to go through a massive amount of job and internship interviews. As people went through my resume and portfolio they always seemed impressed that I’m interning at a professional studio. I didn’t realize how much attention people pay to where you’ve interned and gone to college!
Week seven of my internship was a lot like the rest, a bunch of photo editing, resizing and uploading. Luckily I was able to finish the advertisement for them to be put into a magazine that will be advertised for about a month. Also I was able to almost finalize the post card sized flyers that Marta wanted to send out to her customers for more advertising. Another item that I was able to start on were templates for posters that Marta is hoping to make for around the office and the workplace to show off her work in an easy and professional manner. I was suppose to get a design drawn up for the promotions tab because she wants it to be a picture that the customer can possibly print out and bring in to the shop or just view from their website. Due to it being spring break however and me spending some time at home I was not able to complete this for her. Fortunately I am meeting one of the other designers that they have, so that we can brain storm on some of these tasks to make it easier for all of us with communication. I hope by meeting the other designer that not only will it help all of us to communicate our ideas better, but also for her to give me some ideas in order for me to complete the promotions page and other advertisements that Marta needs for the upcoming magazine entries.
Unfortunately the posters exceed the file size that is required to upload.